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Men’s volleyball season ends on low note

This year has been a real struggle for head coach Greg Russell’s men’s volleyball team. They’ve fought all year, with limited success, to recapture the flames that used to burn brightly in the Cascades men’s volleyball program.

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By Nathan Hutton (The Cascade) – Email

Print Edition: February 19, 2014

Devon Krahn (7) embraces his teammates during his last home game as a Cascade. (Image: Blake McGuire)

Devon Krahn (7) embraces his teammates during his last home game as a Cascade. (Image: Blake McGuire)

This year has been a real struggle for head coach Greg Russell’s men’s volleyball team. They’ve fought all year, with limited success, to recapture the flames that used to burn brightly in the Cascades men’s volleyball program.

The latest misstep came when the Cascades were eliminated from playoff contention, losing back-to-back games against the Camosun College Chargers with a week to go in the season.

The squad, which hasn’t made it past the quarterfinals in three years, played out their final games with a home and home against the Columbia Bible College Bearcats.

Prior to Friday night’s home game, every varsity team honoured their departing seniors. For the men’s volleyball team, this meant Devon Krahn, who spent his entire post-secondary volleyball career at UFV after playing locally at MEI, was giving it one last go around.

The Cascades pushed hard and were able to pull out a victory, winning three straight sets and shocking the first-place Bearcats. In the second game the Cascades never got going, struggled to find their game, and ended up getting swept in three straight sets.

The loss finalized what the Cascades already knew: the playoffs were not in the cards this year and their season had just officially ended.

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